Anyone trying to purchase a new Nexus device today likely ran into a couple frustrations. Google under-estimated demand and their online store was flooded with errors, then the Nexus 4 was quickly sold out. If you are lucky you might be able to find one at a local T-Mobile store, but you will be stuck with a 2-year contract or end up paying $150 more than what Google is charging.
For those of you that are planning to wait, it could be awhile before more devices go on sale. Google posted on their +Nexus page that they have “sold out of some of our initial stock in a few countries” and they are “working hard to add more Nexus devices to Google Play in the coming weeks to keep up with the high demand.”
It’s unfortunate that not everyone who wanted to buy the device was able to complete their purchase, but we are really curious how many units Google sold. Nexus phones and unlocked devices have not sold well in the past, so this might be the first success of its kind in the US.
How long do you think it will be before Google has more devices available? Did they limit the supply to create hype? Or did they control the initial stock as sort of a “soak test” so the early adopters can beta test it?